One scene shows a man lift himself off of a woman after sex and his genitals are briefly seen from behind. His buttocks are plainly visible. The woman’s body is covered, but her breasts are seen


A naked woman is shown from a distance walking outside.
There are at least two scenes of a man kissing a woman’s bare chest.
A sick woman rises out of bed and her entire lower body is shown naked from the front as her nightgown slips up.
The protoganist mentions twice his genitals. While narrating the story, he also refers to a girl’s puberty by making mention of her period.


Film review:Translated by www.rabudo-ru.com


French films often follow the literary and artistic line, and make great efforts in topic selection, picture and music details. In particular, literary and artistic films with the nature of artist biography, such as tours Les matins du Monde, have always been the best performance field of French literary and artistic films. This slightly niche film shot in 1991 may not be particularly familiar, but I believe many people must have heard of this poetic title. More people – especially classical music lovers – heard that this film should be recommended by Chinese cellist Wang Jian; He mentioned the film in many interviews, which made him realize how to feel and play Bach and Baroque music as an oriental.

If the title is translated in French, it should be “every morning in the world”, and then revised to the more intentional name of “let sadness end at sunrise”. The film tells the story between two composers and viola players in the history of French Baroque music in the 17th century – Monsieur de Saint Colombe (1640 – 1700) and his student Marin Marais (1656-1728). In history, mare only studied piano with St. Columbus for six months. His main teacher should be another famous French composer Jean Baptiste Lully (1632-1687), so this film is more fictional than real biography. However, the overall low-key and meaningful, poetic and picturesque atmosphere makes the film very aesthetic. In addition, the selected music belongs to the classic of French Baroque music, which makes the film widely praised. In 1992, the film won seven awards including best photography, fashion design and film soundtrack. The film also played an important role in promoting the performance art of ancient music and viola.

The plot of the film is not twists and turns, but plain and straightforward. It also tells the emotion of an ancient routine: the teacher lives with his young daughter, but he can’t stop missing his dead wife; Students learn from their teachers and fall in love with their daughters. The development of the story is always like this. The life of drunkenness and success is always more desirable; Arrogant young people always think that the ideas of their elders are stale – teachers and disciples finally go their separate ways; The girl was eventually abandoned and ended her life by hanging herself. There are too many stories of abandonment in the history of human love, and the temptation to pursue fame and wealth is far greater than other meanings – the vitality of secular life is far better than the spiritual realm of cultivating the mind. Until we go through life and death and return to the original origin, we can understand the deeper meaning of the latter.

It is such an old-fashioned plot and truth that are narrated in a very moving way in a slow and almost repressive narrative rhythm. The old-fashioned St. Columbus is far away from the hustle and bustle. He does not admire fame and wealth, only listens to his inner voice and pursues the purity of spiritual realm; The young Marley is the representative of the secular world – he is young and talented, and dreams of getting rid of his humble position and becoming a member of the upper class society to obtain fame. Their playing style also represents two different ideas: simple music or flashy decoration. This led to the final differences and the final rupture of the relationship between teachers and apprentices. As old Columbus commented, music comes from the heart and cannot succumb to the secular world. Playing in a playful way, he is just a great performer. It may be good to pretend, but you can’t be a real musician. Love is the eternal theme and the source of inexhaustible inspiration in art. Madeleine, the eldest daughter of St. Columbus, fell in love with this unruly boy; Even after the break between teachers and students, she hid him in her cabin and gave him unreservedly his playing skills and how to play music sincerely rather than flashily. Even the last time she listened to Marley who abandoned her play the girl in a dream for her, she pointed out the essence of it concisely and comprehensively. However, love always succumbs to the cruel reality and ends in tragedy.

Most of the long shots in the film are still and cut to each other. Many of the composition and tone draw lessons from the feeling of oil painting at that time, which is very elegant. In the plot, a real painter in history, Lubin baugin (1612-1663), was even arranged. He made an oil painting for the old Cologne that implied the trace of his dead wife’s Soul: a wine pot made of rattan, a transparent goblet filled with red wine and a still life painting of a plate of French sweet egg rolls. This work is now collected in the Louvre in Paris. It is a very outstanding representative of still life in the history of French Baroque art. The children’s clothes and the diffuse light with mist feeling in the room also draw lessons from the indoor landscape painting of Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675), and the details are very exquisite. In the second half of the film, most of the scenes are hidden in the dark. The master and apprentice play face to face to understand the true meaning of art; A dim candle light outlines the faint outline of the figure, which is very much like the backlight written by Georges De La Tour (1593-1652) – this backlight has been used in most of the painters’ works to show the subject matter of Biblical paintings of suffering, and the saints are hidden in the sacred darkness, A glimmer of light outlines their meaningful actions and eyes – all these details show that the producer is quite careful and rigorous in art.

Since it is a film reflecting the biographical nature of musicians, the music in the film is naturally the most important object of expression. The musical instrument played by the characters is a special ancient musical instrument, which is usually called the 7-string leg viol, also known as the ancient Cello – the predecessor of today’s modern 4-string cello. The low and melancholy tone like a sigh is especially suitable for the performance of the whole film’s mood of tolerance and reflection. A lot of music comes from the works of the two leading musicians St. Columbus and Maran marey, as well as the works of a considerable number of other French musicians in the same period – the masterpieces of Jean Baptiste Lully (1632-1687), Fran ç OIS Couperin (1668-1733) and others have appeared in the film. A considerable number of excellent Viola works can be heard in the film, including the famous Le TENDRE gavote La ferme of St. Columbus and the FOLIES d’Espagne adapted from ancient Spanish music – many composers in history have made variations on this theme. Of course, in order to make the audience better understand these ancient music, many works have added poetic titles; This is the case with Marley’s dream girl for Madeleine. The original work is called La R ê veuse, which is a very beautiful work in Viola’s sketches. The Tombeau pour Mr. de Sainte Colombe, which appears many times throughout the film, is actually a prelude (PR é Lude pour Mr. vauquelin) made by St. Colombe for his friend Mr. vauquelin in the early stage. In the film, it is replaced by the moving name of the tomb of sorrow. Although this adaptation makes music more common to understand, it is closely related to the overall atmosphere of the film. At the end, the teacher and the apprentice play “tears” together, thinking of the dead respectively – the music is perfectly integrated into the deep sadness, so that the viewer can understand that music is not secular, not fame, not silence, not hate caused by love, not self violence and self abandonment; It is a gift for the missing of the dead, a low voice comfort for those who can’t speak, and a condensation of the eternal transmission of human spirit.

The final scene of the film is very moving; In the silence after the silence of the string, marey saw the image of St. Columbus, a teacher who had died for many years. The old man raised his hand to show his yearning for his relatives who had died earlier and his thirst for music; Marley plays La R ê veuse in his thoughts of the dead. This scene can’t help but make the viewer burst into tears – day and night change, time goes by, people’s love and hatred have already disappeared in the long river of history with the disappearance of the flesh, leaving only the cohesion of the supreme spirit of mankind – eternal art.

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